CDYMCA to Host Safety Around Water Day in Glenville

150 Students from Schenectady City Schools to Learn Water Safety

Glenville, NY – The Glenville YMCA will hold its annual Safety Around Water Day for Schenectady City School students on Thursday, May 26 from 9:30 am to 1 pm. 

Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death among children between the ages of 1 and 5 and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1-14.

During this day, students will learn:

  • Basic swim skills, like floating and blowing bubbles
  • Safety skills, like CPR, identifying a safe place to swim and water rescue techniques (“Reach or Throw, Don’t Go”)    
  • Survival swim skills, like pushing off the bottom of the pool to resurface (“Jump, Push, Turn, Grab”) and a method of swimming on your front and back (“Swim, Float, Swim”)

The Y provides children across the U.S. with access to swim lessons and water safety education. The Y introduced the country to group swim lessons over 110 years ago in 1909. Now, as one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, we teach more than a million children (including thousands in the Capital Region) especially those most at-risk of drowning, invaluable water safety and swimming skills each year.

Press are invited to attend the event. Email Emily at for details. 


About the Capital District YMCA 

The Capital District YMCA is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 118,000 community members in ten branches. Through a variety of programs and services focused on the holistic development of children and youth, family strengthening, and health and well-being for all, YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. From urban areas to small towns, our YMCAs have proudly served the Capital District’s communities for more than 150 years by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Visit to learn more about the Capital District YMCA.